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Old 05-21-2009, 02:22 PM
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tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

I am starting a children's art class in my local community centre during the school holidays. The age group is to be 4 - 7 years old and is younger than I had expected the age group to be. I wonder if you would be able to give me some ideas on fun art for the little ones, I don't want the class to be formal as the idea is for them to have fun. We are also on a limited budget.

Could you suggest some basic art materials that won't cost us too much.

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Re: tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

I would do a web search for art and craft ideas. There are tons of sites out there.... try kinderart or type in art lessons for kids. You might call the local clubs and ask them how much they would charge, but you may want to keep it reasonable for parents so that you will be asked to do this again. Hope this helps and hope it isn't too late.
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Re: tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

Thank you Colleen that is very helpful. I ended up buying a book on crafts and it was full of brilliant ideas that really inspired me.
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Re: tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

From my research the focus for that age is process over product. So let them have fun experimenting with the different or unsual materials you can use. Dont just let them scribble or colour with crayons.

What was the book you bought?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:03 AM
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Re: tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

I had a class of little ones and their favorite thing to do was clay. I bought the Crayola and it wasn't too expensive. They can also paint that and add sparkles or decorations. We even made a pot. Then we made holiday ornaments. When we went back to painting and drawing, they would still ask for the clay every week! Have fun.
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Re: tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

Hello Chrissy and alibean, sorry if I missed your response to my thread. A lot has happened since I was in the planning stages of this class for the children. I was getting work ready for two exhibitions and was trying to keep up with my art business paperwork too. The manager of the community centre said she would go ahead and run the workshop with her teenage son. You know they had the most wonderful response twenty little ones attended the three day works shop making pipe cleaner men and working with clay! So it was very successful. I since then have started adult watercolour painting classes and I now have a regular group and today I am going to look for new premises in my town for another class. All very exciting news. Thank you for your comments.
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Re: tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

wow, that's great. It sounds like you have everything all set. exhibitions, classes... tell us your secret!
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:22 PM
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Re: tutoring children from 4 to 7 years old

Hi alibean, it has been really hard to find cheap premises to do the tutoring from and as I write I am still looking for the opportunity to do more classes. I think it is very wrong for buildings and halls to stand empty because they are too expensive to hire for a class. I wonder if you have the same problem over there in the states.
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